1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1 V6 from North America
I want a car that will last 10 years without things going wrong. 5/10 for GM 10 year ago - and now?
S-belt pulley broke at 120k.
Persistent problem with ABS - shudders.
Premature brake and rotor wear continues on front passenger side wheel.
Radio display stopped working at 150k.
Little things have gone wrong with this car over the years (fascia cracking, etc.), but nothing more major.
My former car was another 97' Grand Am, and its head gasket blew at 305k, and mixed the oil and coolant - dead engine.
This one is old too, and it will probably not pass emissions testing for next year - however I'm surprised that it is still running fine. I haven't put much money into it in 6 years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 12th July, 2007